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Women he's undressed


Women he's undressed : movie soundtrack / Cezary Skubiszewski.

  • Published by Move Records — June, 2015 [MD3395] — 1 CD
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  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Women he's undressed (2014) — film/tv soundtrack
Recorded/performed at: Allan Eaton Studio, and Way of the Eagle Studios
Cezary Skubiszewski

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There's much variety in Cezary Skubiszewski's music for the soundtrack to the documentary about the life of Australian costume designer and three-time Oscar winner Orry-Kelly. It covers a wide range of popular 20th century musical styles - and there's never a dull moment.

Composer Cezary Skubiszewski writes: "It was a truly enjoyable but also a quite challenging experience to be working with the great film director Gillian Armstrong on such an exciting project as 'Women He's Undressed'.

"The score to the film is a combination of orchestral, choral and 20s and 30s jazz-influenced music and also extensions to existing music used from archival film clips. The orchestral parts were recorded with a small ensemble combining strings and woodwind instruments. The vocal parts were recorded with a solo voice as well as a 12 piece vocal group.

"The extensions needed to capture the sound of the archival music but also be independent compositions. These tracks needed a special mixing process so they would blend well with the sound on the archival film clips.

"To record jazz tracks I assembled a group of fantastic jazz musicians from Melbourne and asked them to play with full energy, reflecting the spirit of 'swinging New York' in the 20s. As the film moves through the life of Orry-Kelly, so does the music. It reflects the changes in time and fashion.

"Towards the end of the film there is a more reflective, contemporary sound, but the final music cue brings back an extended version of the main theme - orchestral, choral and quirky cha cha."

Contents note:

A big life -- Sydney, here I come -- Drop the spangle -- Another planet -- Two peas in a pod -- Have faith -- I'm the guy -- 300 fims -- Lifelong girlfriend --  Cocktail society -- Stret of disappointments -- Quality -- The expensive car -- Green stockings -- Hollywood and Vine -- The greats -- A big life: part 2 -- Little Orry -- Women he's undressed.

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